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post #3641 of 7225
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Originally Posted by jeffreyabr View Post

Getting a weird issue on my task bar. The Waterfox icon which I have pinned to my task bar can be clicked, but when the program opens, a new icon opens up to control the program.
Any suggestions?
That happened for me too. Just unpin the icon you clicked on to launch waterfox and pin the new icon. It should work after that thumb.gif
post #3642 of 7225
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Originally Posted by qwerty77 View Post

Try installing Intel C++ Redistributables: http://registrationcenter.intel.com/irc_nas/2025/w_cproc_p_11.1.070_redist_intel64.exe
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Tried that to no avail. WF wouldn't even look for the installed DLL's in c:\windows\syswow64 so I copied both missing DLL's from there to WF15 folder and got that annoying 0xc000007b error again.

Unfortunately I have dumped my WF14 installer. I hope I can find it somewhere and maybe the next release of WF will remedy these stupid gremlins.
post #3643 of 7225
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Originally Posted by coolspotover View Post

Don't pin this on me buddy. Others are having the dll issue and the AVG settings and toolbar should NOT have installed. Simple. Don't argue with that, don't dare make it out to be my fault as the dll should be installed along with the rest of the program and it was missing, and I had the correct settings unticked to disallow the AVG bar. Be helpful or stop being an irritation. There are surely a great many things that you have done that I have not done, that does not make you somehow the better one or have the only way. It's not like this for you, so surely it can't be that way for ANYONE? Think before you deride.
I have highlighted a bug, in fact 2 bugs, that should not be a problem.
Missing dll which has been mentioned already by others here and around the net, and AVG sneaking through even with the unobvious options set to not install it.
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Originally Posted by coolspotover View Post

That's exactly what I did, and yet the AVG settings and toolbar installed anyway.
I'm going to wait for waterfox 15 to fix itself before I dive into any fixes. 14 works, what's so broken about 15? I also want 15 to be my browser, but until the AVG toolbar option is fixed, I'm not willing to have it change all my settings again.

I wasn't "pinning" anything on you. I was simply stating that the installer works perfectly fine on mine and many others PCs.

With that said, I'm calling troll.

The installer is an item by itself and is the same for any user. It either works of it doesn't.

If it didn't install AVG on mine (a lot of other user's PCs too) then it doesn't. Period.

It seems like you are really pushing that the Waterfox installer just installs stuff if you tell it not to, when it doesn't.
post #3644 of 7225
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Originally Posted by coolspotover View Post

When I tried installing waterfox 15, I was not going to want AVG to infect my computer with it's own "friendly" spyware/annoyance so like a sensible computer user I opted for custom with the tick boxes unchecked. This SHOULD in theory, if all was right with the world, have meant that AVG toolbar would not have been installed. I was wrong. It got through anyway and bunged up my chrome install. AVG start page, home page and default search provider. I did not want this and ad to uninstall the toolbar from windows and change all the chrome settings back to MY personal preferences that I had chosen. .

Like the chap quoted above, I too had AVG "install" itself even though I took the custom route in the Waterfox installer, and unchecked the boxes. After installing, Waterfox didn't have the AVG addin installed, but magically Internet Explorer *and* Chrome both had the plugin installed and enabled. I have AVG installed as my AntiVirus package, but I believe that Chrome and IE had the addin disabled in both browsers. I suspect that the AVG part of the Waterfox installer calls into an AVG DLL which "magically" enabled the extensions in the other browsers. I doubt that Mr Alex or the installer did this on purpose. I do however think that Mr Alex does need to go to AVG and ask them what is going on here - something installed the AVG addin to IE and Chrome, and it wasn't me. Perhaps it's a bug in the AVG addin installer that didn't set the IE and Chrome "do not install" flags (it apparently had the Waterfox do not install flag set).

Other than that, great job, Mr Alex, and thanks for all your hard work on Waterfox; WF15 doesn't have any issues (other than the installer) like 14 had - my icons pin correctly and the jumplists work well. I honestly hope that the AVG installer deal covers your outgoings on the project - it's easy enough to opt out of the AVG install on the UI; it's just a shame that the installer installs the addin for other browsers installed on the system (albeit doing exactly what I wanted and *not* installing it into Waterfox).
post #3645 of 7225
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Originally Posted by kennyparker1337 View Post

With that said, I'm calling troll.
The installer is an item by itself and is the same for any user. It either works of it doesn't.
If it didn't install AVG on mine (a lot of other user's PCs too) then it doesn't. Period.

Well I am telling you that it DOES install. And so does the guy who just posted. It's obviously something that affects some users but not others. I'm happy for you that your install went through without a problem, but saying that there is no problem because you had no problem is foolish. Clearly there is an issue. You are not right. In fact, you are wrong. Simple. Nothing to argue about, nothing to troll about, just simple that you are wrong. Be more useful or stop saying that we are wrong. We are not lying. We are not making this up.

Waterfox is great, it really is, and I will update it again when these issues are ironed out. Thank you to the team for producing this browser.
post #3646 of 7225
Hm. Perhaps AVG is being installed from another installer and is just now rearing itself?

In other words I once had a installer try and install the Yahoo toolbar. I told it not to and it did not appear on my default browser which was Firefox at the time. When I went to open MSIE about a week or so later the Yahoo toolbar was present.

Just a thought? biggrin.gif
post #3647 of 7225
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Originally Posted by Ispep View Post

Hm. Perhaps AVG is being installed from another installer and is just now rearing itself?
In other words I once had a installer try and install the Yahoo toolbar. I told it not to and it did not appear on my default browser which was Firefox at the time. When I went to open MSIE about a week or so later the Yahoo toolbar was present.
Just a thought? biggrin.gif

Good thought, but I'm afraid that I haven't installed anything else recently and my partner uses chrome the whole time and we haven't seen anything. We also use MSSE not AVG.
post #3648 of 7225
After years of using Waterfox, I'm moving on. It can install bloatware/tracking toobars, custom searches, and redirect homepages even if you chose not to during the initial install.

I installed WF, and deselected the AVG option. It didn't start as normal, giving some error. Through Win7 program manager I selected "repair" and the program proceeded to install toolbars (in both mozilla, chrome, and IE) and redirected the homepages. It also added and made default AVG search in IE. Multiple processes requested internet access through my firewall. All of this was done with no prompting or permission. Worse still, the custom search in IE appears to be non-removable.

The sheer fact that AVG is included led me to promptly dump WF from my site, where I recommend software. This kind of tracking bloatware is morally wrong, even if the developers are in need of cash. A very bad decision that will have severe repercussions for the user base.
post #3649 of 7225
So much hate over an optional toolbar.

Such shame really.

I will continue using Waterfox. It is a great program.

Thank you Mr. Alex.
post #3650 of 7225
Ok, I have a weird problem since installing Waterfox 15 and Google didn't help. My back button is not how I think it should be, round and combined with the forward button, it's back to the "classic" look, no matter what I do. Let me get a screen shot to ilustrate.

http://i.imgur.com/T1r80.png

As you can hopefully see, I see some ugly back/forward arrows instead of the expected round back button combined with the forward one. Is there anything I can do to reset this? If it's relevant, I was using Waterfox 13 until today an just installed 15. I didn't read the instructions for 14 and first installed 15 over 13 and got the expected error. I uninstalled 13 (WITHOUT personal info) adn then resintalled 15. Everything works fine except for the back buttons and they're kinda driving me insane, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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